Lee Watson complained about the lackluster US Energy Pavilion at the World's Fair in Knoxville, TN: “…a waste of time — a museum presentation of rather ordinary graphics of everything you already knew about energy.”
The cover story on the ‘80s staple The US Festival was an in-depth look at lighting by Greg Brunton, who stated that “Light balance is the major problem…the job of the lighting designer is to direct the audience's attention…by taking gross amounts of light and moving it from one place to another.”
Another feature detailed how lighting is used to create a new look for the ABC News studio in Washington, D.C. that was both a TV studio and a working newsroom.
William B. Warfel, a professor of stage lighting at the Yale Drama School, wrote about working with white light on stage.
On the inside front cover, Colortran had a full-page ad for its new Fresnel lamps that were “Pole operated with American technology & quality.” Just like Lighting Dimensions.